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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Monadhliath windfarm approved

The Scottish Government has approved the building of a large-scale wind farm in the Monadhliath hills south west of Loch Ness. Developer, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) have been given permission to construct 33 turbines, 120 metres high, at Dunmaglass, just

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Volunteer call for woodland birds

Forestry Commission Scotland has put out a plea to birders across the country to help assess woodland bird species in 2011. The call for volunteers comes after a three year effort to get better information on woodland birds recorded in

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Posted in Conservation

Appeal for wildlife repeated

The continued cold weather has prompted Scottish Natural Heritage to remind people using the countryside to give wildlife space to feed and survive. Last winter a wide range of species suffered, including common birds such as wrens, dunnock, treecreeper, robin

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Posted in Conservation

Last chance to win Scotland book

There are only four days left to enter Walkhighlands' competition to win Chris Townsend’s new guidebook, Scotland. The competition ends on 31 December, and offers the chance to win one of two copies of Cicerone’s latest guide in the World

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Hebridean Trail on BBC2 Scotland

BBC2 Scotland will be showing Cameron McNeish’s Hebridean Trail at 7pm tonight (Monday 27 December). In the programme McNeish travels on foot and on bike through the long chain of the Outer Hebrides, from the most southerly inhabited island of

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Posted in Walking News

Call to use countryside as Green Gym

One of Scotland’s leading health experts is calling for Scots to get a taste for the outdoors during the year of active Scotland. Sir Kenneth Calman, former Chief Medical Officer and now Chairman of the National Trust for Scotland, said

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